Colgan Heritage Weekend – Songs Of Revolution And Change – July 3rd, Carndonagh, Co.Donegal

On Sunday July 3rd, I will be joining The Henry Girls for a special concert in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh, Co.Donegal, which will bring a close to the Colgan Heritage Weekend.

This year’s Colgan Heritage Weekend (July 1st – 4th 2016) will focus on the theme of ‘Revolution and Change: 1916-2016’ as part of the national programme of events celebrating and commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising. The programme is filled with talks, poetry readings, musical recitals, concerts, walks and exhibitions which explore the importance of the 1916 Rising in modern Ireland. The keynote lectures on Friday (July 1st) evening come from Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell and recently elected MLA for Foyle Eamonn Mc Cann.

In this theme concert Songs of Revolution and Change, I will be performing songs from my upcoming release The Girl with the Beret, which I performed as part of RTE’s Reflecting the Rising on Easter Monday in Dublin this year. Inspired by my great-grand aunt Catherine Byrne who fought in the Rising in 1916, all the songs are based on stories from her witness statement recorded with the Bureau of Military History. I will be accompanied by Seamus Devenny (Violin) and Tim Jarvis (Cello).

Visit www.colganheritage.com for more info on the weekend of events

Songs of Revolution and Change
Date: Sunday July 3rd
Time: 8pm
Cost: €10
Tickets: Available exclusively at Doherty’s Newsagents, Carndonagh, Co.Donegal
 Colgan Heritage Week

RTÉ Reflecting the Rising – Easter Monday 2016

I am very honoured to have been invited to perform a collection of songs, inspired by my great-gran aunt Catherine Rooney (nee Byrne), at the centenary celebrations in Dublin this Easter Monday 28th March 2016. As part of RTÉ Reflecting the Rising I will be performing in the wonderfully historic setting that is The Four Courts. Accompanied by Seamus Devenny (violin and percussion) and Tim Jarvis (cello). In addition to our performance at the Four Courts we will also be performing one of the songs from this collection to a live broadcast audience at the Albert Theatre in the Royal College of Surgeons on St. Stephen’s Green, which will be aired on RTÉ Radio One between 3pm and 4pm on Easter Monday. This programme is all about the role of women in 1916 and will be presented by Keelin Shanley.

RTE 1916

Spring Tour with Duke Special

Very honoured to be joining Duke Special for the last four dates of his Piano & Pages 2016 Tour. Myself and Seamus Devenny will be opening up for Duke at Down Arts Centre (Downpatrick) on 17th Mar, Kavanagh’s (Portlaoise) on 18th Mar, Cleere’s (Kilkenny) on the 19th Mar and The Fence (Mullingar) on the 20th Mar.

DS Tour Dates

Women’s Work Festival – Belfast

I can’t wait to perform at the upcoming Women’s Work Festival on Sunday 6th March. The show is called Where Do You Go To My Lovely?

Presented by Roisin Whyte and Jan Carson  and made up of poets, writers and musicians; all women, all performing original work. It is described as – “Ten different imaginations, perspectives, experiences, humours, sorrows, ponderings. Stories that blazed or maybe crawled into being via scrunched-up papers/blank computer screens. Songs finally born after many laboured nights judged by silent, sullen instruments in the corner of the room”. It will take place in the Black Box Cafe, 7pm -10pm.

The Women’s Work Festival, run by Charlotte Dryden at the Oh Yeah Centre, promotes women working in the music industry and will be hosting a variety of great female lead events including Go Girl, Three for Three with Kaz Hawkins, and International Women’s Day Showcase with Katherine Phillipa and Saint Sister to name but a few. Check it out folks.

 

Women's Work

New Christmas Single Release – The Holly & The Ivy

I’m thrilled to announce my new Christmas Single and Music Video Release –The Holly & The Ivy. 

Available now on iTunes and all major digital outlets.

The Holly & The Ivy Single Cover

New Double Single Release – FEEL & YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE

I’m delighted to announce my Double Single Release of ‘FEEL’ & ‘YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE’ with new label Andromeda Artisans.  Available now on iTUNES and all major digital streaming sites. Enjoy Xx

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Confirmed for Spirit of Folk Festival – September 2015

I’m so happy to be included in the line-up for this year’s Spirit of Folk. I’ve heard it’s such a beautiful festival – full of storytelling, healing, comedy, living history, art and of course amazing music and this year there’s even gonna be a Bug Hotel – now that’s glamping for ya!

Spirit of Folk Festival 2015

The Irish Maritime Festival – 20th June 2015

We’ll be making our debut appearance on the Ballast Quay Stage at The Irish Maritime Festival in Drogheda at 3.30pm on Saturday 20th June.

Irish Maritime Festival

Earagail Arts Festival July 2015

The Lark & The Robin will feature in the Earagail Arts Festival on the 23rd July in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.

The wonderfully intimate Inishowen event is hosted by singer/songwriter Kate O’Callaghan with Seamus Devenny. Featured special guests on this festival edition of The Lark & The Robin, joining Kate and Seamus, will include critically acclaimed Mullingar troubadour Peter Doran and Devon based Indie-folk songwriter Jess McAllister.  A unique, collaborative celebration of Song and the Art of Songwriting – not to be missed!

“A ferocious emotional and musical intelligence at work” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music on Jess Mc Allister.

Eaf 2015

Confirmed for Swell Festival 2015

Delighted to be playing again at this awesome music and arts festival on Arranmore Island July 10th – 12th – The Mighty Swell Festival. Get your tickets now.

Swell 2015